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Double sided tape parts cut by a converter
Lee K. HouseOct 17, 20223 min read

Why You Should Use a Converter to Cut Double Sided Tape

Double-sided tape is a tape that bonds multiple substrates to either side, often different types of surfaces with other types of adhesives.

This type of adhesive is used in many different industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Customer Goods
  • Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Medical


With such a variety of applications, it’s paramount to choose a double-sided tape that works for you.

The Efficiency

Double-sided tape from a converter is efficient due to its customized length, design, adhesive material, etc.

If you’re frustrated by lost time or wasted material, don’t worry, you’re not alone. However, there’s no reason to settle for a lower standard when numerous converters eagerly await to produce the exact parts you need.


If you’re already buying meters upon meters of specialized material, you’ll want to waste as little as possible.

Since converters use your specifications to provide custom parts, you can order the exact supply of double-sided tape rolls or die cuts you desire. This customization will not only reduce waste, but also save precious time during application.


A converter can give you a wider range of options when it comes to the form your custom part comes in.

For instance, if your factory process is highly automated, you might require your double-sided tape in roll form. Unless you have to cut a very specific shape that is hard to apply. On the other hand, ordering the tape die cut might be more profitable for easy application. Or it could be so easy that using scissors isn’t a big-time waste.

The point is that it depends on YOUR exact specifications. The right converter will adjust to fit your needs whether adhesive rolls or die cut parts will function best.


Speaking of die cut parts, converters can increase the usability of double-sided tape by cutting out exact shapes.

As we all know, cutting tape on the job takes time.

In 2016, we witnessed how much more time die cuts could save during a Humvee-Strouse collaboration.

Before they reached out to Strouse, Letterkenny Army Depot were only capable of refurbishing ~10 Humvees with tape per day. Yet, after they started using Strouse’s masking kits, they could refurbish 23 cars a day- more than double the original amount!

You can read more about this case study and the award we won below.

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Better Value

Whether it’s by going the extra mile when researching materials or confirming your design is the best version for its intended purpose, experienced converters know how to ensure your part provides the best value.


Experienced converters know product usability comes first and foremost, which is why they’re willing to speak up about solutions that may benefit from design adjustments like pull tabs.

Double-sided tape can be difficult to use quickly, but well-designed liners and pull tabs can completely flip its application experience.

Still, it’s back to the drawing board if your chosen material isn’t right for the job, which is why it’s good to have a system for trial runs in place to ensure your parts function smoothly before diving into full-scale production.


Some converters offer the option of samples so that you can test your adhesive material before ordering a larger sample size.

For instance, Strouse’s Sample Express provides quality samples to prospects needing double-sided tape.

We understand that when ordering parts, you want to be one hundred percent sure you’re ending up with the right material. To help you achieve this goal, our Sample Express team are working non-stop to convert adhesive rolls into your finished product.


Converters often produce double-sided adhesives due to their stability and the huge demand for differential adhesives.

These situations are where converting experience becomes obvious.

Differential adhesives are used on two different surfaces, such as attaching a monitor to a patient’s skin. Although the monitor must adhere, the adhesive bond must remain weak enough to peel off without tearing the skin.

Your preferred converter will understand concepts like the advantage of thin bonding when it comes to double-sided adhesives.

Finding exact solutions isn’t easy; a converter could have the insight your project needs.

As always, Strouse have been active in the converting industry for more than 36 years now feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


Lee K. House

Copywriter & Content Creator for Strouse. Lee graduated from the University of Alabama in the Spring of 2022 with a double major in English and Spanish.